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Williamson Flood / HUD Aid #253418

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 29, 1977
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(Studio) Williamson, West Virginia, flood damage in spring noted. Town was promised fed. aid, but all aren't satisfied.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Williamson, West Virginia) Residents complain that contractors don't finish work, but certify it as complete. Cnty. disaster coordinator says there have been many cases of fraud, despite US Housing and Urban Development procedures. [Gerald CHAFIN - says U.S. Housing and Urban Development didn't keep handle on contractors.] State US Housing and Urban Development director says there were problems, but many residents didn't understand this was minimal repair program. [Regional director Howard CASSUTT - cites problems.] Earlier report on Roger Massie and family noted; comments by family led to erroneous report that government gave them no help. US Housing and Urban Development did offer aid, but was turned down. [Roger MASSIE - says sewer lines were open and conditions unbearable, so they moved back to van.] US Housing and Urban Development admits slight smell, but notes many families stayed.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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